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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Roadwork coming to U Street NW

The District Department of Transportation will begin construction work next week on a key stretch of U Street NW, which will limit parking and could create headaches for travelers.

Work will take place between Ninth and 14th Streets, a span that encompasses both entrances to the U Street Metro station as well as numerous bars, restaurants and other businesses.

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Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday and should be completed by next spring, though that is dependent upon the weather, according to DDOT.

Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday; there could also be occasional work on Sunday or overnight, so just be ready for work at all hours.

The work is part of the U Street NW Streetscape Project, which aims to repair and replace the roadway, widen and reconstruct sidewalks and upgrade streetlights, traffic signals and storm drains.

At least one lane will always be kept open in each direction. Parking on the curb will be restricted along construction areas, so if you usually park there start figuring out where else you could park.

Temporary pedestrian walkways will be created during the work, and the construction won’t impact access to the Metro station and bus stops.

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